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Petrol and Diesel prices slashed by Rs 2 per litre

Last Modified Wednesday, 4 October 2017 (11:16 IST)
New Delhi:In a major relief to common man, the decided today to reduce the Basic Excise Duty rate on and (both branded and unbranded) by Rs 2 per litre. According to an order issued by the Ministry of Finance today it will come into effect from 4th October, 2017. This major decision has been taken by the Government in order to cushion the impact of rising international prices of crude petroleum oil and petrol and diesel on Retail Sale Prices of Petrol and Diesel as well as to protect the interest of common man.
 

The Revenue loss on account of these reductions in excise duty is about Rs 26,000 crore in a full year, and about Rs. 13000 crore during the remaining part of the current financial year. Earlier, due to the increase in the international prices of Petrol and Diesel, during the last few weeks, the (RSP) of Petrol and Diesel in Delhi had risen to Rs 70.83/litre and Rs 59.07/litre respectively, as on 2nd October 2017. This rise in the prices of Petrol and Diesel is also reflected in WPI inflation, which has increased to 3.24 per cent for the month of August 2017, as compared to 1.88 per cent for the month of July 2017.This also prompted the Government to act swiftly in this regard. (UNI)
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